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Hardball with Chris Matthews

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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.
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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

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Episodes

Loretta Lynch on voter suppression: This has always been about power

10/18/2018
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Rather than expand access to the polls, many officials in Republican controlled state and local Governments are trying to restrict it by making it harder to vote. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch joins Hardball to talk about voter suppression efforts across the United States.

Duration:00:43:16

Matthews on Saudi Arabia: Trump is serving a cover-up

10/17/2018
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The reports of what went on in the Istanbul consulate range from the horrific to the grotesque.

Duration:00:42:46

Kasich on Saudi Arabia: Money shouldn’t trump our foreign policy

10/16/2018
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Trump doubles down on his defense of Saudi Arabia in an AP interview. John Kasich says that Trump should call out Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses.

Duration:00:41:50

Saudi govt considering plan to admit Khashoggi killed in consulate

10/15/2018
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Saudi Arabia’s government is discussing a plan to admit that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, three people with knowledge of the situation tell NBC News.

Duration:00:43:26

NYT: GOP abandons vulnerable lawmakers in wake of blue wave

10/12/2018
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In an effort to save their majority in the midterms, Republican groups are cutting bait with roughly a dozen members who are deep under water.

Duration:00:43:34

Trump’s lawyers preparing answers to Mueller’s questions

10/11/2018
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NBC News is reporting that President Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to questions submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Duration:00:42:58

Gillum: ‘unseemly’ for DeSantis to run negative ads during hurricane

10/11/2018
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In Tallahassee, wind gusts reached up to 90 miles an hour today. Mayor Andrew Gillum joins Hardball and talks about his city’s condition and how his opponent has been running negative ads during the storm.

Duration:00:43:36

NYT: Trump camp solicited proposals for online influence operation

10/10/2018
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The New York Times is reporting that Former Trump Campaign Advisor Rick Gates, "requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton.”

Duration:00:44:06

Dems frustrated that FBI didn’t speak to Dr. Ford

10/4/2018
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Democrats expressed frustration that the FBI had not spoken to Ford, nor a host of other potential witnesses in connection with the probe.

Duration:00:44:21

Senate Judiciary Cmte schedules vote on Kavanaugh for Friday morning

9/25/2018
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The Senate Judiciary Cmte announced it has rescheduled Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote for Friday, one day after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify on allegation of sexual assault.

Duration:00:44:38

Sen. McCaskill to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

9/19/2018
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Senator Claire McCaskill announces she will vote no on Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:43:38

Brett Kavanaugh faces allegation of sexual abuse

9/17/2018
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The Senate Judiciary Committee announces it will hold a public hearing with Kavanaugh and the woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. The White House continues to stand by Kavanaugh. And as Manafort decides to cooperate in the Mueller investigation, President Trump is calling for an “immediate” declassification of any documents related to the investigation.

Duration:00:43:43

Art of The Deal author: Trump doesn’t have empathy

9/13/2018
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President Trump claimed, without any evidence, that the estimated death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria was being inflated by his political enemies to undermine him.

Duration:00:43:25

John Kasich on Trump: Feels like a parallel universe

9/12/2018
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The chaos emanating from the White House adds another layer of trouble for Republicans in this November's midterms.

Duration:00:43:44

San Juan Mayor: Trump’s statement was despicable

9/12/2018
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Trump described his response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as "incredibly successful." But last month, Puerto Rico increased its Hurricane Maria death toll estimate to 2,975. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz calls Trump’s statement despicable.

Duration:00:43:55

Cruz, GOP worried about Beto O’Rourke’s rise in Senate race

9/10/2018
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Amid the fallout from the unnamed opinion piece in the New York Times, Mike Pence pledged fidelity to the president and vowed to prove he is not the author.

Duration:00:43:29

Obama returns to campaign trail slamming Republicans, Trump

9/7/2018
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President Obama delivered his most pointed criticism to date of his successor since leaving office.

Duration:00:43:22

WaPo: After op-ed, Trumps says he can only trust his children

9/6/2018
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The Washington Post reports that, "According to one Trump friend, he fretted after Wednesday's op-ed that he could trust only his children."

Duration:00:43:17

‘TREASON?’ Trump blasts anonymous New York Times op-ed

9/5/2018
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Rather than dispute the content of the anonymous op-ed late today, the President lashed out at The New York Times. The author of the op-ed in the New York Times also says that officials have considered attempts to remove Trump from office. 

Duration:00:43:10

Woodward’s book portrays ‘a nervous breakdown’ of the White House

9/4/2018
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There are explosive new details about the Trump White House today, uncovered by veteran journalist Bob Woodward in his upcoming book "FEAR."

Duration:00:44:15